A DUI case can be confusing and troubling, as being accused can affect many aspects of your life, including your career, finances and even your freedom. Tennessee takes DUI cases seriously and any prior convictions for DUI can have a tremendous impact on the possible sentence if a case is pursued. Knowing the consequences and the ways in which prior convictions may affect a case is as important as knowing what kind of defense may be possible if you face DUI charges.
First of all, if you are facing a second offense, the state may be able to take your vehicle away. Jail time is also on the table if you have prior DUI convictions. If convicted of a second offense, jail time may be 45 days, which can have a serious impact on your job and family. And, of course, you'll have to pay hefty fines.